What A Blast! by Marsha Farris

What A Blast! by Marsha Farris
Hey, Simple Stories friends!  Marsha here today, and I'm sharing a flipbook album I created using the Stars, Stripes & Sparklers collection. This is such a fun collection, perfect for documenting the Fourth of July! I love celebrating this holiday with my family, and we are already planning a day at the lake, complete with lots of family time, a cookout, and fireworks. I am excited to fill this album with lots of photos from the day!

I chose to use a Red 4x6 SN@P Flipbook, because I thought it would coordinate beautifully with colors in this collection. To decorate the cover, I cut out a circle using one of the patterned papers and layered it over a teal textured cardstock.  I added machine stitching to the edges of the patterned papers for added texture. Next, I used a variety of stickers to embellish it, adding dimensional foam to a few of the stickers and lifting up the edges of the banner.
For the inside cover, I cut out several circles from patterned papers and added them around a cut apart card. I used navy color vibe foam stickers to add the year. I love the way the navy foam stickers pop against the teal cardstock.
For the album pages, I used several patterned papers to create base pages. I enjoy using both patterned paper pages and pocket pages in my albums. 
I included some interactive elements on the next page by adding machine stitching along the top of two cut apart cards. There are so many fun stickers included in this collection, and I enjoyed using them to decorate each page.
I added tabs to flip up the cards to reveal spots for additional photos and journaling.   
The next pages used more of the cut apart cards. I embellished each page with stickers from the collection and added dimensional foam to a few of them for extra interest. There were so many fun phrase and icon stickers that I wanted to use them all!
I included a pocket page and created a tag with patterned paper for the next page. I used more of the navy color vibe foam stickers to add the word "yum."  Such a fun spread to document the food and treats we enjoy from the day. To complete the album, I included a few additional pocket pages for any extra photos I have from the holiday.
This was such a fun project to create using the amazing Stars, Stripes & Sparklers collection! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will see you again soon with more inspiration!

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